The Telethon Honduras 2018 in favor of people with disabilities began today with the aim of raising 60 million lempiras (about 2.4 million dollars).
The crusade, which will last 27 hours, will begin at 9:00 pm local time (03:00 GMT on Saturday) and will be broadcast by several television and radio media in the Central American country, the Telethon Foundation reported.
The Teletón Honduras is held in a private institute in Tegucigalpa, with the participation of artists, mostly national, and a network of volunteers at the national level, among other donors.
The Telethon Foundation, chaired by television entrepreneur Rafael Ferrari, was born in 1987 and since then has built six centers for people with disabilities.
The Mexican Pablo Montero; the actress and singer of Costa Rican naturalized Mexican origin Maribel Guardia; Chiquis Rivera, the eldest daughter of Jenni Rivera, killed in a plane crash in Mexico in 2012, and television presenter Laura Bozzo, are among the international artists who will participate in the day, which will end at 00.00 local time on Saturday (06.00 GMT Sunday).
The Telethon Honduras, which has always exceeded the collection amounts that has been drawn, serves an average of one hundred people a day.
Since its founding, the Telethon is celebrated in the first half of December, with the exception of 1998, which was not due to the emergency that Honduras experienced due to the devastating passage of Hurricane Mitch, which left more than 5,000 dead and losses of more than 3,000 million. of dollars.